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CBS
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
president barack obama made sure nelson mandela was there. >> in his life he blessed us with tremendous grace and courage. >> mandela came to america june 1990, five months after the release from prison arriving first in new york for a parade down the canyon of heros. the big apple capper yankees stadium. >> you know who i am. i am a yankee. >> reporter: from there to the white house where mandela's cause was not always embraced and a meeting with the first president bush. >> may god bless you and the people of south africa. thank you. >> then an address to congress. >> you have given us the power to join hands with all people of countries to fight for the victory of democracy and human rights throughout the world. >> we mentioned bushes are flying with the first family. so is former secretary of state hillary clinton. former president clinton and daughter chelsea will go separate. >> they're working out you logistics. >> very chaotic situation. >>> more than 50 million people live in south africa. the loss of mandela is bringing them together like never before. houses of wor
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
only met once. president obama was a new united states senator in 2005. nelson mandela, world statesman, retired from public life, but still the proud father of a new south africa. that meeting in washington was mr. obama's only opportunity to tell mandela in person how he inspired his own political activism. >> my very first political action, the first thing that i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> during mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the presiden
CBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
president obama telephoned nelson mandela's widow to express his gratitude for the joy she brought to his life and for the shared commitment for a peaceful, fair and loving world. and a little of the love is being felled outside the home here, the mendlea home where south africans continue to gather in numbers to pay tribute to nelson mandela. people from every walk of life are using precious free time to honor madiba whether it's time out from work down the road after morning prayers from the synagogue around the corner from the mandala suburb. mandala made everyone feel special. >> to the whole country, to the whole world, nelson mandela was an icon, without him, our country could have ended up in flames. using his attitude of peace and reconciliation he brought a different ethics to the country. the different ethnic groups together. >> reporter: and he changed the future of so many young people. >> just seeing everyone here just a reminder that we're going to be okay and it's because of him and many people like him. who gave up their lives, who gave up everything so that little bla
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
student named barack obama. >> in every walk of life, the world thanks you for sharing nelson mandela with us. his struggle was your struggle. his triumph was your triumph. your dignity and your hope found expression in his life. and your freedom, your democracy, is his cherished legacy. >> reporter: regards for mandela crosses racial and political boundaries. the u.s. and cuba have no formal diplomatic relations but here today the president of the u.s. and president raul castro of cuba sat on the same stage with leaders from africa, asia, south america, the middle east. they came not so much to mourn the loss of mandela but to celebrate his life. >> nelson mandela reminds us that it always seems impossible until high school done. south africa shows that it's true. south africa shows we can change, that we can choose a world defined not by our differences but by our common hopes. we will miss him deeply. may god bless the memory of nelson mandela. may god bless the people of south africa. >> reporter: the body of nelson mandela will now be moved to pretoria, the national capit
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